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Tampere Music Festivals

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The Tampere Music Festivals organisation produces three festivals: Tampere Biennale, Tampere Vocal Music Festival, and Tampere Jazz Happening.

Every year, the international programme of Tampere Jazz Happening gathers together top names of international jazz and pioneers of the future. Since 1982, the festival has presented Finnish high-profile musicians as well as world-famous performers both on concert stages and in intimate club settings. The four-day festival is renowned for its warm atmosphere and open-minded approach to modern jazz.

Every other summer, Tampere Vocal Music Festival celebrates the diversity of the human voice at the festival of choral and ensemble singing. Since 1975 in the international atmosphere of the festival, old and new music, choir tradition, and for instance beatboxing all coexist in harmony. The festival culminates in the finales of the Chorus Review and the Contest for Vocal Ensembles, where the atmosphere is palpable. In addition, workshops and free concerts draw audiences interested in vocal music from around the world.

Tampere Biennale introduces the most important phenomena in Finnish contemporary music: today’s leading composers and the latest compositions. Organised biennially since 1986, the festival was born out of the need to showcase music from living Finnish composers and encourage the audience to get acquainted with new music. Over the years, Tampere Biennale has developed into one of the most prestigious contemporary music events in Finland.

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You will find festival times, programmes, information, and ticket sales channels through their websites.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.

A part of each festival's programme is admission free.

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Area Tampere
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: City of Tampere
Updated: 21/3/2022